The Hunger Pains

The Hunger Pains

A Parody

Book - 2012
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"When Kantkiss Neverclean replaces her sister as a contestant on the Hunger Games--the second-highest-rated reality TV show in Peaceland, behind Extreme Home Makeover--she has no idea what to expect. Having lived her entire life in the telemarketing district's worst neighborhood, the Crack, Kantkiss feels unprepared to fight to the death while simultaneously winking and looking adorable for the cameras. But when her survival rests on choosing between the dreamy hunk from home, Carol Handsomestein, or the doughy klutz, Pita Malarkey, Kantkiss discovers that the toughest conflicts may not be found on the battlefield but in her own heart . . . which is unfortunately on a battlefield."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, 2012
Edition: 1st Touchstone trade paperback ed
ISBN: 9781451668209
1451668201
Branch Call Number: FICTION HARVARD 2012
Characteristics: 157 p. ; 21 cm

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ellajbh
Jan 31, 2016

this was the worst book ever it is stupid it is in no way funny. the book sux

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xhenalatifi
Jun 02, 2015

I don't know...I read this book, thinking it was going to be quite clean and funny, and there were moments when it made me laugh, but still, I didn't like it at all. :(

thequeen13 Sep 26, 2014

Didn't read it yet, but the trailer in "videos" was SUPER funny!!!

aniromi Jul 16, 2014

Not what I was hoping for... some parts like how the author exaggerated the silly Capitol (Capital) fashion were interesting but a lot of the other exaggerations didn't make sense and were unnecessary.

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Allegiant
Feb 16, 2014

Terrible book. Terrible names. Unrealistic.

SanzuConnection Feb 13, 2014

i think Kantkiss is like super stupid but funny and i like the book even thuoght its mocks Katniss and The Hunger Games. i mean its a parody! and i like how Kantkiss thinks that Butterball is a cat

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Hatsmos
Dec 10, 2013

I'd say it's better than the original.

0Charlie Nov 13, 2013

As you can tell from the title, this is a laugh at the expense of the very popular "The Hunger Games". I know I laughed out loud at least once (I especially appreciated how mathematically challenged our hero was). It was entertaining and diverting. My 12 year old daughter REALLy enjoyed it ("It was better than the original"). Recommended.

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Boosterl16
Sep 09, 2013

While there were some ideas that were pretty far-fetched and seemed I could do without, for the most part this was hilarious.
I could not stop laughing.
Looking forward to starting "Nightlight", also from Harvard Lampoon.

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jellyscript
Sep 05, 2013

Can't wait to read this book. Boy, does it look dumb, but you never know...

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Allegiant
Feb 16, 2014

Allegiant thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

SanzuConnection Feb 13, 2014

SanzuConnection thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 11 and 85

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JohannaRue
Apr 02, 2013

JohannaRue thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Pink_Flower14
Nov 28, 2012

Pink_Flower14 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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oliviac13
Nov 10, 2012

oliviac13 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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jvanderg
Oct 19, 2012

jvanderg thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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YaYaYoshi
Sep 29, 2012

YaYaYoshi thinks this title is suitable for 1 years and under

Doritos35 Aug 26, 2012

Doritos35 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 1 and 92

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Finnick_Odair
Aug 04, 2012

Finnick_Odair thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

blue_owl_178 Jul 31, 2012

blue_owl_178 thinks this title is suitable for 99 years and over

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xhenalatifi
Jun 02, 2015

Coarse Language: Uses of b***h, god*mn, and hell.

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xhenalatifi
Jun 02, 2015

Violence: I like the violence in the actual Hunger Games, but this was gross.

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xhenalatifi
Jun 02, 2015

Sexual Content: She licks Pita around his face until sticking her tongue in his mouth for a first time kiss. And other times they kiss.

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Allegiant
Feb 16, 2014

Other: It's terrible.

SanzuConnection Feb 13, 2014

Violence: alot of clueless and stupid deaths and stuff

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oliviac13
Nov 10, 2012

Violence: I think it's worse than the Hunger Games...

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oliviac13
Nov 10, 2012

Coarse Language: Not recommended for readers under 12. There's some rude gestures and a few words that aren't really nice.

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VancouverCanuck
Apr 22, 2012

Sexual Content: Hot!

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Farifroggy
Apr 19, 2012

Coarse Language: only mild ones (not the f word or anything)

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Farifroggy
Apr 19, 2012

Sexual Content: if u count kissing...

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